Type 1 Diabetes - Returned To Duty?

naturalbornskywalker

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Are there any Type 1 diabetics who have been returned to duty following the IPEB? My package has been with AFPC for over 3 weeks. I do not wish to be retained. Should I worry?

Background: I‘m an active duty USAF member who has been in 9 years/7 months. I work in a primarily medical admin position. PCM (provider) stated I can still be effective on job. CC recommended retirement.
 

jrliv85

Registered Member
I've been on the med board for type 1 since October of 2016, which mine took longer due to fact I'm an AD Marine on an SDA assignment, which was processed through and Army base that had to mediate back and forth . I was found fit for duty yesterday, after 9 1/2 yrs of service. When the board looks at finding you fit or unfit two major things take in effect 1. You Non medical assessment. 2. Your impact statement. Because wanted to stay on I had a really good NMA that was in my favor to stay in, and I wrote a impact statement as well as got recommendation letters a ll the way up to a full bird. In your case your MAN needs to reflect that you no longer wish to continue service and explain why , which your commands needs to concur.
 

naturalbornskywalker

Registered Member
Thanks alot. My CD recommended separation/retirement. My current timeline is below.

Active Duty USAF 9 Years/7 Months
7 Sep 2016: Hospitalized for Hyperglycemia
17 Nov 2016: Code 37
22 Feb 2017: PEBLO Initial Interview & Briefing
31 Mar 2017: NARSUM submitted to PEBLO
25 Apr 2017: CC Letter submitted to PEBLO
28 Apr 2017: AFPC recommended Full MEB
23 May 2017: Met with VA Military Services Cooridinator
5 Jun 2017: C&P Exam started
30 Jun 2017: C&P Exams completed
13 Jul 2017: AF IMT 618 signed by board members
19 Jul 2017: AF IMT 618 signed by me
21 Jul 2017: Signed package sent to AFPC for IPEB
27 Jun 2017: Received myPERS letter stating IPEB under review
TBD: IPEB Decision
 

ladydb1

Registered Member
I am a type 1 as of Oct 16, just received and accepted my offer. I have been in for 13 years. Air Force
 

ladydb1

Registered Member
Oct - Diagnosed/ER for 3 days
Mar - VA Appointments
Apr - fInished all appointments with VA
June - Signed VA findings with PEBLO
August -Received MEB offer of 60% DOD/80% VA
Projected retirement - end of October

The main advice I can give anyone is find out the treatment plan that works for you. I would reccomend a DEXCOM G5 CGM. My life has been so much better since i received the system. BY the way, I don't work for DEXCOM.
 

Jcon1

Registered Member
Oct - Diagnosed/ER for 3 days
Mar - VA Appointments
Apr - fInished all appointments with VA
June - Signed VA findings with PEBLO
August -Received MEB offer of 60% DOD/80% VA
Projected retirement - end of October

The main advice I can give anyone is find out the treatment plan that works for you. I would reccomend a DEXCOM G5 CGM. My life has been so much better since i received the system. BY the way, I don't work for DEXCOM.
Do you mind me asking how you got that high of a rating? I thought the MEB/PEB only rated you for the boarded condition (Type 1 Diabetes in this case). I'm worried that the rating for that would only be 20%, forcing separation and not retirement.
 

ladydb1

Registered Member
Look into the VA diabetes ratings. I’m type 1, which makes me insulin dependent. Type 2 is different.
 

Jcon1

Registered Member
No. He was diagnosed about 4 years ago, went through a PEB, and was retained. Now he's having to go through another PEB because a waiver was denied for a deployment
 

hondero95

Registered Member
Are there any Type 1 diabetics who have been returned to duty following the IPEB? My package has been with AFPC for over 3 weeks. I do not wish to be retained. Should I worry?

Background: I‘m an active duty USAF member who has been in 9 years/7 months. I work in a primarily medical admin position. PCM (provider) stated I can still be effective on job. CC recommended retirement.

I was recently on a med board and I was found fit for continued service. It is absolutely doable . a lot depends on your time in service and your current billet that you are filling.
 

SCARNGJP

Registered Member
I was recently on a med board and I was found fit for continued service. It is absolutely doable . a lot depends on your time in service and your current billet that you are filling.
Did you have to go to a formal hearing? Also how much time in service do you have?
 

hondero95

Registered Member
Did you have to go to a formal hearing? Also how much time in service do you have?

No I did not have to go to any hearing, when I did my non medical assessment letter I was very scriptive of my daily duties and my performance since I was diagnosed. also my command stated that my diabetes did not interfere with my daily taskers. I have 17.5 yrs of service
 

hondero95

Registered Member
No I did not have to go to any hearing, when I did my non medical assessment letter I was very scriptive of my daily duties and my performance since I was diagnosed. also my command stated that my diabetes did not interfere with my daily taskers. I have 17.5 yrs of service

Also I requested to be retained in service. If you want out of the service I am sure that they will abide with your wants
 

Flyawaygal

Registered Member
Oct - Diagnosed/ER for 3 days
Mar - VA Appointments
Apr - fInished all appointments with VA
June - Signed VA findings with PEBLO
August -Received MEB offer of 60% DOD/80% VA
Projected retirement - end of October

The main advice I can give anyone is find out the treatment plan that works for you. I would reccomend a DEXCOM G5 CGM. My life has been so much better since i received the system. BY the way, I don't work for DEXCOM.
Hello,
I wanted to ask who covered your dexcom.
 
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